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[Affinity Designer] Combining curves/paths [solved]

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Hi there

I come from Inkscape, where it is possible to "combine" pathes, so they are one curve/path object even if they don't connect.

It is also possible to copy and paste such objects from Inkscape to Affinity Designer and they remain one combined object.

But I didn't find a way, to create such object within Affinty Designer. "Close curve" and "join curves" don't work.

The attached image shows a screenshot for clarification. It shows one "curve" consisting of two subpaths.



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For two or more existing curves, each on its own layer, you can select them all with the Move tool & then from the Layer menu select Geometry > Merge Curves.

The Pen tool also has an "Add New Curve To Selected Curves Object" option on the context toolbar. This works fine for creating several different curves all on the same layer if they are all closed curves.

If you create open ones, after you finish drawing each of them you then need to deselect the last drawn node (indicated by a red node outline) using either the Select menu > Deselect option or the keyboard shortcut for that before drawing the next one. If you don't do that you will just add new segments to that curve.

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